April 15, 2012
Barbara's Stem Stitch and Whipped Wheel
The middle of the month was getting very close when I finally sat down to work on my April block.
Once I began I got in the groove.
In the top left corner I feather stitched a vintage robin patch. The seam treatment is herringbone stitch accented with lazy daisy and straight stitch.
I put on my big girl pants and tackled the whipped wheels, the TAST from a few weeks ago. This composition also has the stem stitch for this week's TAST.
The leaves are woven picot stitch from Pat Trott's book Three Dimensional Embroidery Stitches, which has a lot of great floral designs I'll probably dip into again. These cool little leaves are detached, which adds to the textual element.